Bassem Sa’ad is the CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation, he was appointed CEO of QRF after he worked as Chief Business Officer at Edraak – the first Arab non-profit massive open online platform of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development launched in May 2014 using OpenEdx technology. He is responsible for ensuring that Edraak's efforts to educate almost one million learners across the region are sustainable and effective. In his capacity, Bassem also oversees the work of the Media Production department. He also leads on the execution of projects and courses with strategic partners leveraging his wealth of experience.
Bassem has a decade of experience in business and program development in both the national and international arena. Throughout his career, Bassem has led many projects from startup until fruition. He has worked at a variety of industries that have allowed him to gain deep insight and understanding of projects that span different sectors. Among his previous positions, Bassem served as a Project Manager at the Business Development Center and as a Regional Projects & Programs Development Manager at ConsultUs Mena, a leading consultant firm working on different sectors, such as health energy and education. In his latest position at Edraak Bassem led and managed various courses launched on Edraak. He is also a certified instructional designer from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Bassem is also certified from the GeorgetownX Institute of Georgetown University on “Instructional Design and Blended Learning”.